After a notice on the Microsoft Store indicated Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time would feature “in-app purchases,” discussion began about whether that meant Crash 4 would include microtransactions at launch. According to developer Toys for Bob, there won’t be, and it seems the culprit behind the “in-app purchase” moniker may be the free cosmetic skins that will be available as a preorder bonus.Toys for Bob has confirmed Crash 4 will have “no microtransactions” in a new statement, saying:
“We’re seeing confusion about #MTX in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and want to be [gem emoji] clear. There are NO MICROTRANSACTIONS in the game. As a bonus, the Totally Tubular skins are included in all digital versions of the game.”
The “in-app purchases” moniker led many to assume there would be DLC, either cosmetic or gameplay-wise, that Activision could charge players for from day 1. According to the developers, however, there are no microtransactions at this time.
While, of course, DLC could be added down the line or more cosmetics made available via in-game purchases — Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled did add microtransactions with the ability to buy Wumpa Coins with real-world money after its launch — the developers appear to want to assuage fans’ concerns that Crash 4’s launch will be held back by additional content that has to be purchased on top of the base game.
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Crash Bandicoot 4 hits PS4 and Xbox One on October 2.